A small-town Midwestern kid who's now amassed more than 5 Million global streams, and toured throughout North America and beyond, those words reveal a man who's lived and learned, finding a way to put his truth in song. And how he ended up here is a story of its own. Raised in Pendleton, Indiana, Williams grew up assuming he'd follow his father into criminal justice - but was laying down the law onstage by high school. It was actually his dad who encouraged his early songwriting, Williams says, and fusing hard hitting heavy metal with guitar-driven rock with a deep beyond-his-years baritone, he was soon gigging between Indiana and Texas, where a cousin had a bar. Soon the old soul was enrolled in Nashville's prestigious Belmont University, but he quickly left for an education on the road - connecting with Outlaw heroes like Waylon and Willie, Billy Joe Shaver and more along the way. Williams gets real about the cost of living wide open. Built around an internal struggle between good and evil, he comes clean, seeks redemption and learns to trust his instincts again, injecting that pure-country theme with a blast of Rust-Belt rock.